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Katie Brighton

Scientific Copywriter


Katie joined Technology Networks in January 2022 after completing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master’s by research degree in molecular and cellular biology, both at the University of Leeds. They loved the breadth of scientific content covered in their undergraduate studies and wanted to share their passion for research through science communication. As a scientific copywriter, Katie assembles newsletters, writes promotional webinar copy, supports the publication’s in-house writers and produces scientific content.


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Published Content
Total: 59
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News

Metal Alloy Identified as the Toughest Material on Earth

A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified the toughest material on Earth – a metal alloy of chromium, cobalt and nickel.
Red split lentils in a hessian sack.
News

“Zapping” Technique Makes Lentils More Digestible and Nutritious

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have developed a new method of treating red lentils to make the starches and proteins they contain easier to digest.
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News

Night-Time Use of Sedative Increases Heart Damage Risk

A new research study has found that midazolam – a sedative used before surgery to make patients relaxed and sleepy – is associated with a greater risk of heart damage when used at night.
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News

High-Fat Diet Reprograms Immune Cells in Mice

A new study from researchers at Portland State University has reported that a diet high in saturated fats – such as the ketogenic or “keto” diet – can alter the immune system in mice.
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Article

How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain and the Body?

Alcohol has complex, unseen and far-reaching effects at the molecular and cellular level, including altering our gut microbiome, accelerating the aging process and even changing the synapses in the brain.
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News

Memories “Lost” During Sleep Deprivation Can Be Recalled

New research from the University of Groningen, published in Current Biology, has illustrated that memories made while sleep-deprived aren’t lost for good, they’re just more difficult to recall.
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Industry Insight

The Road to a Sustainable Precision Health Ecosystem in Taiwan

To find out more about the Taiwan Precision Medicine Initiative and its aim to implement a sustainable precision health ecosystem in Taiwan, we spoke to Dr. Pui-Yan Kwok, leader of the initiative.
An LC-MS bottle.
Industry Insight

New Levels of Sensitivity in LC-MS

The development of the 7500 LC-MS system from SCIEX is bringing new levels of analytical sensitivity to researchers. To find out more about the system and the applications that could benefit, we spoke to Jack Steed, a technical specialist from SCIEX.
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Industry Insight

Translating Data Into Clinical Insights With Bioinformatics

In this interview, we find out about how bioinformatics can help researchers extract more information from complex datasets and how this contributes to a holistic approach to healthcare.
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Industry Insight

Addressing RNA Research Challenges

In this interview, we hear from Dr. Eliza Small about the current challenges facing RNA therapeutic development and how these challenges can be overcome.
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